Laser Dentistry :: San Ramon, CA
The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door to perform a wide variety of dental procedures. Reflections Dental Spa has incorporated this state-of-the-art, precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures.
Periodontal disease (affecting nearly 80% of all adults) is a bacterial infection below the gum-line of your teeth. In addition to removing diseased tissue during regular dental cleanings, we now use painless laser treatments to address the cause of infection. Laser treatment should be part of your cleaning, or root planing visit to eliminate bacteria and stop the infection of surrounding tissues that this bacteria causes. If allowed to continue untreated, Periodontal disease will lead to tooth loss. Our FDA-approved laser light will destroy bacteria for up to 3 months; it's the perfect compliment to good oral hygiene.
Crown Lengthening : Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure.
Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis) : Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
Pulpotomy : Soft Tissue lasers can be used for pulpotomy in primary teeth, and the toxic effect of formocresol which is routinely used for this procedure can be eliminated.
Tooth Sensitivity : Dental lasers may be used to seal tubules (located on the root of the tooth) that are responsible for hot and cold tooth sensitivity.
Benign Tumors : Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
Cold Sores : Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time. No anesthesia is needed, providing immediate relief. With follow-up treatment, many report a disappearance of the sores.